• We’re expecting a 20 percent chance rain this morning, mainly before 11 a.m., a northwest wind 15 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 31, as the remains of Hurricane Ida move across the region. The high temperature today will be near 71 degrees. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 58 and a north wind around 11 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 2. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 75 and Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 77.
• The dud storm Henri, and last night’s flooding from Ida, were good drills to remind us of all we have at stake in the face of climate change, and how much each of our individual responses will be vital to combatting crises in the years ahead. It was also a good reminder that we have the tools — from opening hurricane shelters to providing manpower for emergency response crews to preparing our families for what lies ahead — to weather a storm and to recover and rebuild afterward. We will need all these skills and more in the years ahead. Read this month’s editorial, “We’re on the Front Lines.”
• The Suffolk County Health Department reported Wednesday that there is a new cyanobacteria bloom, more commonly known as blue–green algae, in Great Pond off of Soundview Avenue in Southold. Health officials ask residents not to use or swim or wade in these waters and to keep their children and pets away from the area, as this bacteria contains a potentially fatal neurotoxin.
• Guild Hall in East Hampton hosts “Teddy & Jenni Do Nashville: A Tribute to the Great Country Duets” this evening at 7 p.m. Teddy Thompson and Jenni Muldaur, along with producer David Mansfield, have spent the spring and summer recording the classic duets of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. Tickets are $100 and are available online at guildhall.org.
• The East Hampton Town Board meets this afternoon at 2 p.m. They’re slated to hold public hearings on a grant of scenic and conservation easement, on a potential CPF acquisition and on reducing the speed limit. Here’s the agenda and the meeting can be viewed live on LTV’s YouTube channel.
• The Riverhead Town Board will discuss leaf pickup and the site plan for Island Water Park at its 10 a.m. work session this morning. Here’s the agenda, and here’s where to view the meeting. Southampton Town’s work session for this morning has been cancelled.
• Suffolk County reported 382 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Aug. 30, with 5.3 percent of people tested testing positive. There were 230 people hospitalized with the virus in the county, with 39 of them in ICU. The county reported two new fatalities from the virus, bringing the death toll here to 3,457 people.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:27 a.m., 6:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:35 a.m., 6:01 p.m.
Greenport: 7:04 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:40 a.m., 7:55 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:59 a.m., 7:25 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:26 a.m., 8:52 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:33 a.m., 8:59 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:05 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:14 a.m., 3:28 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 7:20 a.m., 7:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 6:28 a.m., 6:49 p.m.
Greenport: 7:57 a.m., 8:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 8:35 a.m., 8:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 7:52 a.m., 8:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 9:19 a.m., 9:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 9:26 a.m., 9:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 6:05 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 4:14 a.m., 4:27 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.